Thanks to a new first-aid product, it doesn’t have to be that way. To keep workers safely on the job after a cut, laceration or skin puncture – and to minimize the above business impacts – Biolife introduces WoundSeal, a revolutionary product that stops bleeding and seals wounds within seconds.
“WoundSeal is a topical powder that instantly interacts with blood to form an instant scab,” states Duncan Finley, M.D., chief medical officer, Biolife. “This scab stops the bleeding, protects the wound as a natural one does and provides a microbial barrier to help minimize the risk of infection.”
The result? Workers can quickly – and safely – get back to work without incurring a trip to the emergency room or missing several days of work. The impact of WoundSeal can reverse the trends found in the following statistics:
• According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cuts, lacerations and punctures are the third leading cause of lost time / days away from work.
• Within the construction industry alone, more than 20,000 days were missed in 2007 from reported accidents. In certain industries, the percentages involving cuts and punctures include:
• The average total cost per claim for a puncture is $10,764
States Sam Shake, president of Biolife, “Simply put, WoundSeal safely stops bleeding from cuts and lacerations to allow workers to get back to work quickly while reducing unnecessary medical expenses, OHSA reports and downtime for the business owner.”
Already in use at hospitals around the country, WoundSeal is a patented technology that is comprised of a hydrophilic polymer and potassium ferrate that works independently of the blood clotting cascade to seal wounds and stop bleeding. The powder, which is nontoxic and hypo-allergenic, is safe since it does not cauterize the skin and is not metabolized by the body.
WoundSeal is available through national first aid distributors. For information on distributors, please visit http://www.biolife.com.
Note: If you are a construction professional and would like a free sample of WoundSeal, please call toll free 1-800-722-7559 or email customer.care@
About Biolife, LLC
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, Biolife, LLC is a privately-owned company that manufactures and distributes a patented topical powder that stops bleeding instantly by forming a seal over an external bleeding wound. The company’s products are sold to leading hospitals, occupational workplaces, professional sports teams and consumers across the country. Biolife’s mission is to develop and market products that improve a consumer's quality of life.